Alabama freshman identified as player in FBI college basketball investigation 

Freshman point guard Collin Sexton was declared ineligible by University of Alabama officials Tuesday after he was identified as the unnamed player the FBI investigation into the corruption of college basketball recruiting, according to a report by ESPN.

According to the federal complaint against Auburn coach Chuck Person and former NBA referee Rashan Michel, the father of the unidentified recruit met with Person — who was one of four college coaches arrested in late September when news of the investigation broke — in Atlanta. 

The complaint also found former Alabama associate athletic director Kobie Baker accepted bribes from Michel and a other witness to influence Alabama players to sign with a certain financial adviser once the players went to the NBA. 

Sexton, last season’s AJC Class AAAAAAA player of the year at Pebblebrook High, was held out of the Crimson Tide’s exhibition game against Alabama-Huntsville on Monday after his eligibility was not reinstated by the NCAA, according to a statement by Alabama.

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